Stories tagged with: fire safety

December 2, 2013 - 5:00pm
19 weeks 5 days ago

Fires cause more deaths than any other type of disaster but they don't have to be deadly.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross encourages everyone to take simple steps to be sure they are fire ready.

"Smoke detectors I think are number one,” explained Community Disaster Educator, Martha Staley. “Have them installed, especially near the sleeping areas and test them, make sure the batteries are working, and test them also so the family can hear what they...

April 3, 2013 - 5:50pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Campus Safety Week continues at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College. Today's focus- Fire And Emergency Medical Services.

Visitors heard home safety tips from Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant Roger Hobson .

"Home safety, home fire safety, “Hobson said. “We talked a lot about extension cords today, portable fire extinguishers, evacuation plans, just keeping everybody safe. As one of my slides on the presentation, why? Why talk about fire safety?...

December 18, 2012 - 1:48pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

As we approach the holiday season and cold temperatures returns it's important to make sure your home is safe from fire.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Executive Director said that it's important to make sure your smoke detectors are in working order. The detectors should be placed outside of each bedroom. It's also important when cooking that holiday feast to keep an eye on the food. Don't leave pans boiling or things frying unattended.

"People should really be aware of...

June 10, 2010 - 5:30pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Aside from kitchen fires, another common cause of structure fires has to do with something that every household has. Extension chords, if not used properly can have devastating effects on a home.

"We see electrical fires generally being related to extension chords. That's the number one culprit," says Zanesville Fire Department Chief Dave Lacy.


Chief Lacy urges people not to use extension chords unless they are absolutely necessary, and if they are, you should...

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